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The Bugs Bunny Crazier Castle (NES/Famicom)
https://twitter.com/TygerbugGarrett/sta ... 8525846528

https://youtu.be/V8H4_LHQ4R4
https://youtu.be/F5IvIRGzhf0

This is a ROMhack by myself and others which expands the number of enemies from four to twenty-eight, and has five new/redrawn cutscenes. It is compatible with existing level hack packs.
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/7201/

Bugs Bunny Crazier Castle Hack Is The Ultimate Way To Play The NES Puzzler
https://www.timeextension.com/news/2022 ... es-puzzler
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa5TqTYv5hg

This is a simple game done in about 100 lines of code, but it also takes some time to beat. A 3-hour playtesting session by Cabbusses was required to both beat the game and figure out the finer points of the code. There were hints in Japanese that had to be translated or replaced - hints I had no idea about previously. The ending needed bugfixes and we needed to figure out how to actually acquire the legendary swords that allow you to beat the game, and write new hints that would help you find them. The playtesting felt masochistic but was crucial to delivering a final translated game that worked as intended. I doubt anyone has played it to that depth since, but they would now get the intended experience.
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Leading Ladies: While female protagonists in video games were uncommon in the 80s and 90s, it's not uncommon now to see ROM Hacks which switch out the player for a female character. The Japanese NES and SNES library is better about this than the American library.

(updated 10/21/22)

Here's Elvira's Monster Party, with a female protag.
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5423/

Here's a Della Duck hack for Ducktales and Ducktales 2 for NES.
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6776/

Raggedy Land with Ann and Andy features Raggedy Ann.
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6975/

The Thief and the Cobbler (Super Mario Bros 2) has a playable Princess, as the original did.
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6839/

Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge has one playable female character, as the original did.
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6660/

Roll-Chan in the Mega Man series
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2267/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1704/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4278/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2265/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3070/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2266/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2799/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2691/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2692/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3394/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3395/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3396/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3397/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3393/

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Maiden Patch Plus
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5594/

Girl Team to the Rescue (Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers w Gadget and Foxglove)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6905/

Minnie Mousecapade
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3994/
Nancy (Mousecapade)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5567/

Pauline in Donkey Kong
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1225/

Peach and Daisy in Super Mario Bros series
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1229/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1397/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2322/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3602/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3707/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4715/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/986/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/599/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/860/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1633/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3758/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6104/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6284/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/7224/

Quest of Lala (Lolo series)
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3625/

Tina's Adventure Island
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4669/
Tina's Adventure Island 2: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4736/
Tina's Adventure Island 3: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4795/
Tina's Adventure Island 4: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4854/

Zelda starring Zelda etc:
http://romhacking.net/hacks/2796/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3415/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1290/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4482/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6820/
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6822/

Toadette
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/688/

Armorless Samus
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/342/

Bomberman with Pretty Bomber
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4677/

Pokemon Pink Version
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2223/

Sally Acorn in Sonic Mania
(see also, Bunnie Rabbot and Amy Rose in various Sonic games, as well as Rouge the Bat, Cream the Rabbit, Blaze the Cat, etc.)
https://youtu.be/0P-6ZTQOuEk

Other Sonic hacks
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1042/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1018/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1020/

Final Fantasy (Feminine)
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3815/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1989/
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1279/

Bowsette games
http://www.romhacking.net/?page=hacks&g ... ksearch=Go

Pro Wrestling (WWE Women)
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4472/

Harvest Moon DS: Claire & Jill Version
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3772/

Sylvia Saves Thomas (Kung Fu Master)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1771/

Lady Opera in SWF Panic (SMB1)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/467/
Girls Odyssey (SMB1)
https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6137/

Zynk Oxhyde hacks
https://www.romhacking.net/community/2041/

Nakayoshi and Me (translation)
https://www.romhacking.net/translations/1723/
Panic in Nakayoshi World (translation)
https://www.romhacking.net/games/331/
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http://bootleg.games/BGC_Forum/index.ph ... 2.msg22235

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17SYA5d ... share_link

Bravesoft Windows 2000 (English Translation) NES / Famicom

Hacked by:

TygerbugGarrett - Graphics and general romhacking
Vinheim3 - Decompression hacking

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS WITH SOME KNOWN ISSUES.
HELP IN CORRECTING THESE ISSUES WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

This ROM attempts to duplicate something of the Windows 95-2000 experience on your NES. It was originally issued in Chinese and Russian, with compressed graphics. Vinheim3 decompressed the graphics routines and I redesigned the graphics and nametables in English, adding some extra graphical fun here and there.

While much of this experience is non-functional, many Applications absolutely work, under Accessories and Games. This includes Gast Word and Excel, Calculator, FBasic, GBasic, Music, Text processing, Background design, Music Board, Typing Test, CD Player, and more.

This ROM requires a Subor Keyboard. The more common Family Basic Keyboard will not suffice in most cases. You can view most of the ROM with your standard gamepad but Applications may not work. It also uses an unusual Mapper (178) so only some emulators will be able to handle it. I suggest FCEUX for full functionality, but the FCEUX hotkeys will cause issues when typing and must be disabled beforehand. Subor Mouse mode doesn't seem to work well with this ROM, which surprised me. I would have expected Subor Mouse functionality, and perhaps this could be fixed somehow, along with the slow cursor speed.

Many graphics are new to this version, including:
- Windows logo
- Flying Toaster screensaver
- Shutdown screens (graphics and text)
- Folder Options
- Private / Media Player (Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry)
- Games and Accessories icons

Some of the Russian applications have been translated, like the Music Player and Text Editor.

Apart from the presentation this is a somewhat typical "educational" multicart of the Subor/Dendy variety. There were many such educational carts, which came with a keyboard and attempted to turn the clone Famicom/NES hardware into something like a full 8-bit computer (that could also play Famicom games). Bootlegged versions of Hudson's programmable Family Basic V2 almost always appear, along with music and word processing. The Subor OS was mimicking Windows by the 2000s, although not in the same way as this cart. The Windows experience here is somewhat believable and somewhat functional.

Known Issues:

1) CD Player app is loading wrong graphics (or not loading new graphics). It may be loading data from 471B0 / 471C0. I've added the original graphics at 47640.

2) Highlighting is broken in the Calculator App, loading the wrong sprite graphics -- appears to be loading some nametable data instead.

3) MS-DOS Prompt is not working (has also loaded the wrong graphics)

4) Cursor behavior is odd in Gast Word and Excel, with the cursor splitting in two and leaving bits behind, or just floating upward to the left at all times.

5) Ideally Windows Logo screen (startup) should load a more complete CHR. This is difficult since the graphics are immediately followed by data, but there's blank space not much later in the ROM.

6) Highlighting of "Paint" row of start menu should be two tiles to the left instead. Other highlighting should match the text better generally, especially with the new translation, and especially on the Desktop.

7) Ideally more apps could be added to the empty space, and linked to somewhere (Crosspaint Demo? Some NROM games?)

8 ) Cursor speed is slow. Subor Mouse mode doesn't work properly; this was probably not designed for Subor Mouse.

Otherwise this is pretty close.

Bonus: Rick Astley ROM. This is based on a Rick Astley ROM by Cuttercross which was itself based on a previous Rick Astley ROM by someone else. Music and graphics have been replaced.

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Looking at the All Stars ROM in YY-CHR, the sprites are arranged differently in the SNES version to take advantage of more storage capacity.

It is possible to arrange Mario and Luigi like this while viewing (16x32 mode), which must be the intention:

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This was SMB1 or Lost Levels.

So you'd basically just have to arrange your new sprite sheet like this.

I have not bothered to set the palettes correctly.

Please make sure the sprite tiles fit within a grid like this:
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Here's Mario 2 ("normal mode"), whose layout looks suspiciously like the original NES ROM (if viewed in 8x16 mode).

And some Mario Bros 3.
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